“We look forward to working with our newest members,” said CRN President and CEO Steve Mister. “Our members and their support give us the ability to speak for the industry. As we expand our membership roles, we strengthen our voice, our political influence and our ability to garner consensus.”
The new member companies are:
Ganeden, Inc., is an ingredient supplier at the forefront of probiotic research and product development with an extensive library of published studies and more than 115 patents for probiotic technologies in the food, beverage, animal health, and personal care ingredients markets. Ganeden is best known for GanedenBC30 (Bacillus coagulans GBI-30, 6086), its patented, FDA GRAS probiotic ingredient found in more than 130 leading food and beverage products sold around the world.
Japan Bio Science Laboratory Co., Ltd.
Founded in 1974, Japan Bio Science Laboratory Co., Ltd. (JBSL) is the largest producer of Nattokinase, an enzyme discovered in the traditional Japanese fermented soy, Natto. The first company to isolate and market Nattokinase, as NSK-SD, JBSL’s international distribution and sales include the U.S., the E.U., Korea, Taiwan and China. JBSL currently manufactures and markets NSK-SD, ChalCurb Ashitaba, Leaf Powder, Sesame Minerals and Biozyme from its plants in Kyushu and Kyoto, Japan. From its world corporate headquarters in Osaka, Japan, JBSL continues to invest in technology, research and development to provide convenient, safe and effective health ingredients that address modern health concerns.
Kappa BioScience AS
Norwegian-based Kappa Bioscience AS is a dedicated forerunner in advanced K2 MK-7 vitamin production, with best-in-class science and documentation underlying all products. Innovative proprietary processes guarantee scalability in fast growing markets; full ownership of the integrated value chain ensures supply security at all times. Kappa Bioscience AS is the producer of K2VITAL, which is 100% pure vitamin K2 as menaquinone-7 (MK-7). K2VITAL spans a product range that offers stability in a wide range of product applications within the dietary supplements and food and beverage categories. The K2VITAL line includes DELTA, micro-encapsulated for stability in all formulations.
Natreon, Inc. is a U.S.-based ingredient supplier with a state-of-the-art Research & Development facility in India. The company is focused on developing and marketing Ayurvedic products backed by extensive research, a high degree of standardization, multiple clinical studies, safety studies, and intellectual property.
Renew Life Formulas
Renew Life’s mission is to empower people to elevate their quality of life through better digestive health. For nearly two decades, they have been an innovator in digestive wellness supplements including probiotics, fiber, digestive aids, enzymes, and internal cleansing. The quality, purity and potency of every Renew Life product is guaranteed through expiration. Their flagship brand, Ultimate Flora™, is a line of high-potency, multi-strain probiotics intended to balance and support the good bacteria found in a naturally diverse and healthy gut. By focusing on innovation and proven science to create powerful and effective formulas, Renew Life has become a leading player in digestive wellness.
Perkins Coie LLP
Perkins Coie is a world-class legal service provider with more than 1,000 lawyers in 19 offices across the United States and Asia. Their lawyers provide effective, proactive and efficient legal counsel to their clients in the functional food and supplement industry, while also helping clients navigate regulatory requirements for functional food and supplement products. Perkins Coie is frequently recognized for its leadership in the legal profession.